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C-section help!!!!

Answered 2 years ago

I have found out today I will need a c-section for this birth. After having all vaginal births previously I’m so lost on what to expect. I will be booking an appointment with my GP to ask her all my questions but I won’t get in until next week.
I would like to know others experiences and what is something that you wished you were told? I want to be prepared


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2 years ago
I had 3 and the procedure was mostly the same but the recovery was slightly different each time.
I spent around 5 days in hospital.
You can't walk for a good few hours, so ask for help from the nurses.
Wear big undies, like granny undies.
Once you are able to feel your legs, I found it easier to get up as much as possible and walk around to aid recovery.
One thing that stuck in my mind with my first, was just after the baby was born, I got a little cuddle and then they took him away whilst I was stitched up. My husband spent more time with him and it upset me alot. With my other 2 babies, hubby was very clear to explain this to the Drs so I got much more time with baby just after they were born.
You need to take it easy on your self. Don't rush things.
All the best.

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2 years ago
I may be the exception but the C-section was waaaay better! Yes, it's sore but I came home after 3 days and had no trouble washing, light cleaning etc. No heavy lifting though. Wish I had both babies this way as it was a much more positive experience.

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2 years ago
Haven’t had one but I’d be scared shitless too... wishing you the best of luck !

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2 years ago
Thank you. Scared shitless is the best description for my mood 😂

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2 years ago
Sending love to you! You will be ok. Think of it this way, millions of women have done it and you can too! You’ve got this!

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2 years ago
You will be sore, take things slow. Rest up and go at the pace of a snail. Make sure you have as much support as you can around you. But don’t rush yourself. The more you rest and take your time the quicker you’ll heal don’t push yourself

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2 years ago
Thank you. I have now started planning some added support for other kids/meals/cleaning. Now to just get everything in order so it’s only a matter of basic tasks until I’m ready to get back to it 😂

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2 years ago
I had to have a c-section too after have natural births n I was the most scared in my life. But please know that all the nurses n doctors will take good care of you, your going to have a healthy and safe arrival for your bub.
The day after your surgery it's is so painful and they tell you to get up and have a shower it's very uncomfortable to walk. But you need to remember the pain will go away and you are a strong woman and you will get through it.
Don't lift anything heavy then your baby for 6 weeks and don't hang washing out. Sleeping when bub is asleep too helps.
I wish you all the best.

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2 years ago
Your grammar sucks but your kindness rocks!!
Proof again that a kind heart is worth more than anything!!
I wish we were friends 😊

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2 years ago
Thank you. This is all great advice. I’m a little nervous about the pain after but know it’s worth it to have bubs and I come home safely.